Thursday, February 11, 2010
A Valentine letter to Vladimir I. Lenin
From the desk of Cheryl A. Pass
February 12, 2010
My dear Comrade Lenin,
I've been thinking a lot about you lately. So much so that I decided to go looking for some of your legacy of knowledge that you gave to the world when you were the leader of the Soviet Union. You left us with such great insight into your leadership and I am reminded of you nearly everyday now that we are one year into Barack Obama's presidency. Sometimes I think I hear your voice echoing across the decades since you left us. Like Chris Matthews, I, too, get a thrill, but mine is more like a chill up my spine rather than some tickle up my leg. I'm amazed that your lessons have been repeated so often through our schools and our government over the last decades and now it looks like your utopian dream is in the works here in contemporary America. There are those who are implementing your methodology who never met you. Isn't that a remarkably amazing accomplishment for you? I wonder if you are smiling in that glass casket they put you into in Lenin Square for all to see and revere your life. Somewhere in there must be a glimmer of self-satisfaction....though you denied the "individual self" to the people whenever you could.
You were a faithful (dare I use that word?) actor implementing into Russia the theories of Karl Marx, whose writings you studied at Kazan University. I am sure Marx was ecstatic at your success. You established a "free universal healthcare" program for all Russians. Barack Obama is eager to realize your health care system into America despite the fact that the American people do not want that. You didn't stop to ask what the people wanted. You created the "red terror" to shut down opposition and just did what you wanted to do. What strength! You used force rather than waiting around for democratic decisions. No moss grew on you, Vlad! And Barack Obama is doing all he can to silence the voices who oppose him, only hinting at exterminating them, but we can tell he would if he thought he could get away with it. His method today is making use of conspirators within the branches of Congress to impose your laws under the cloak of secrecy, before the people can find out what is happening. In case of that failing, he has appointed executive regulators to implement edicts and just take an "end run" around Congress and the courts. How clever he is. A good student, no? Some of your statements were kept for posterity.
Here I will recall them to you and then I will show you how your offspring Obama has learned your lessons so well.
Here are some examples:
You said: "...the concentration of capital and the growth of their turnover is radically challenging the significance of the banks. Scattered capitalists are transformed into a single collective capitalist. When carrying the current accounts of a few capitalists, the banks, as it were, transact a purely technical and exclusively auxiliary operation. When, however, these operations grow to enormous dimensions we find that a handful of monopolists control all the operations, both commercial and industrial, of capitalist society. They can, by means of their banking connections."
Obama has taken control of the biggest banks and car industries, so now they are completely beholden to Obama and the Federal Government and cannot operate without explicit orders from him. Pretty good move, eh, Vlad?
You said: "The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
Obama has signed America into decades of servitude by increasing the debt load on citizens that they will never get out from under. He is planning to indebt the citizens further by forcing them into the state run health care plan he would like to have, and creating energy policies that will make it impossible to operate a capitalistic business in the U. S., crushing the middle class and the businessmen into oblivion. You must applaud!
You said: "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
Obama has doubled down on the indoctrination of public school children. Since this initiative had already begun decades ago, this was easy for him. He even managed to get little grade-school children to sing songs of loyalty to him. The studies of freedom and the American dream have been replaced with social mandates of collectivism. Your hero, yes Vladimir??
You said: "..first ascertain exactly the position of the various capitalists, then control them, influence them by restricting or enlarging, facilitating or hindering their credits, and finally they can entirely determine their fate."
Obama has, while outwardly lamenting the banks' inability to loan money, mandated loans to go to people unable to make loan payments. He has frozen money out of the capitalist system and demanded that banks send money to "community organizations" for reparations to the under-class. He is undermining various capitalists at sonic speed. In only one year, he has caused higher unemployment and grown the statist controlled government by leaps and bounds. No moss grows on him either, dear Vlad.
You said: "The bourgeoisie is many times stronger than we. To give it the weapon of freedom of the press is to ease the enemy’s cause, to help the class enemy. We do not desire to end in suicide, so we will not do this."
Obama insists on a program of "Net Neutrality" which is devoted to using the press and all media outlets to promote the Marxist agenda. He is working hard to rid America of the freedom of speech and using "political correctness" he is targeting the opposition with threats of regulations and shutting them down. A good Marxist is never going to allow voices against him, as you would no doubt agree!!
These are but a few examples of how your legacy lives on. You must be very proud. In America we have been fortunate to escape the "red terror" you so efficiently directed. But your deeds in government are being forced on the people nonetheless. Congratulations dear, departed Vladimir. Your influence has spread just as you would have liked. Barack Obama has brought forth where you left off in his attempt to turn the United States into the Soviet Socialist Union of Amerika.
With regards for your ability to kill the middle classes, create workers' unions, undermine the industrial and banking sectors, control messages, and indoctrinate generations of school children, I end my letter now.
From a student of how not to proceed, I thank you for your example. You have given us much to ponder,
Glossary note: Bourgeoisie: def. the middle class.